Councilwoman Thelda Williams chosen as interim mayor of Phoenix

A bipartisan coalition of the Phoenix City Council unanimously selected District 1 Councilwoman Thelda Williams Monday, June 11 to serve as the city’s mayor pro tempore until voters choose a new mayor through the special election process. The election to choose a new mayor was required by the City Charter following the resignation of Mayor […]

Phoenix votes to sue federal government over 2020 census

Phoenix officials have voted to pursue litigation against the federal government in response to a plan to include a question about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census. “The purpose of the census is to get an accurate count of all persons – not to play politics or get involved in issues of immigration,” Mayor Greg […]

Paradise Valley resident sewer concerns garner local council support

Support has emerged on Paradise Valley Town Council for a group of residents fighting what they say are unfair sewer charges assessed by the city of Phoenix. Paradise Valley Town Council held a study session discussion Thursday, Oct. 27 at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive, to hear consternations residents have regarding sewer fee assessments by the neighboring municipality of Phoenix.

DiCiccio: Phoenix leaders pushing $37M property tax increase

Phoenix politicians are pushing a $37 million property tax increase. This is right after they pushed a transit tax of $31.5 billion, a water tax increase of $15.3 million that went for pay raises and bonuses, and an airport ride sharing fee of over $8 million annually. This new $37 million property tax increase is […]

DiCiccio: rate tax hike for higher wages not better infrastructure

The new $15.3 million water tax increase is a scam that’s been tried before. You are being told that this new tax increase is for infrastructure, which is not true. The new increase is going to pay for higher compensation for government union employees. Here are the facts: The total compensation per employee in the […]

Phoenix drone ordinance protects individual rights, promotes commercialization

I am demanding that your privacy is protected in a city of Phoenix “Drone Ordinance.” Our privacy is threatened by the increasing use of cameras including their use on drones that are proliferating due to their low cost and ease of use. Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, present a rapidly growing technology that […]

DiCiccio: Vote ‘No’ on Proposition 104 this August

If you support quality education, you must vote “no” on the transit proposal or Proposition 104 this August. According to Phoenix staff, light rail will cost $161 Million per mile. The $31.5 Billion tax will take needed monies away from education and other higher priorities. The same politicians and insiders who brought you the failed […]